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Top Romantic Resorts in the Maldives 2019
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The Maldives is known as a honeymooner’s paradise with long, white sandy beaches lapped by warm, azure waters, swaying coconut palms, and idyllic beach or overwater villas with breathtaking ocean views. Begin your life with the partner of your dreams, rekindle your love in paradise, or celebrate special occasions with the most special person in your life…the Maldives offers some of the most beautiful, luxurious, and unforgettable places to do this.

COMO Cocoa Island

COMO Cocoa Island is a beautifully designed desert-island paradise that is the embodiment of understated elegance. Located on Kaafu Island in South Malé Atoll and reached by a 40-minute speedboat transfer from Malé International Airport, the intimate private Maldives island resort offers luxurious accommodations in the form of over-water villas with soothing white-on-white interiors and teak flooring that resemble a collection of Keralan boathouses.

Encircled with powder white sand, gin-clear waters, and an exceptional house reef, COMO Cocoa Island is also home to the exclusive COMO Shambhala Retreat offers holistic wellness treatments and pampering massages; award-winning restaurants serving an array of globally-inspired cuisine and signature libations; and world-class activities and facilities such as two private diving reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving, infinity swimming pools, and a fully equipped fitness center.

Award-winning chefs bring an array of exquisite international cuisine to this luxurious island retreat, with lavish buffets piled high with fresh local fare from lush tropical fruit and vegetables to delicious seafood pulled straight from the sea. Explore the multi-colored kingdoms of the pristine coral reefs, venture into the rich landscape of the surrounding island, or simply immerse yourself in the gin-clear water of the villa’s infinity pool and dreamily drink in the views.

Whether the gentle wash of the waves on the shore draws you to the ocean or the idea of relaxing in a hammock with a book is your idea of a perfect holiday, COMO Cocoa Island will pamper your senses in every way.

Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island

Hidden among dense foliage and dotting the powder-white beaches of the private Kunfunadhoo Island in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi is a luxury boutique hotel that offers a magical retreat from the world. Inspiring the imagination with romance, the hotel boasts a collection of spacious eco-chic beachfront villas, an exclusive spa and wellness center, award-winning restaurants and bars, spectacular swimming pools and an array of activities and amenities.

The island is surrounded by a mesmerizing house reef that is home to colorful reefs and a myriad of vibrant fish and other marine creatures that provide out-of-this-world snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Other exclusive services at this laid-back playground of desert-island indulgence include personalized butler services, group yoga, and tai chi classes, an open-air cinema, and an observatory for stargazing.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives At Landaa Giraavaru

The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a magnificent hideaway in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve surrounded by powder-white palm-tree lined beaches and gin-clear waters that are home to pristine reefs teeming with brightly colored hard and soft coral and a myriad of reef fish. Reached by a 35-minute seaplane ride north of Malé, the luxurious resort features an exclusive Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat offering anti-gravity yoga classes and a range of holistic treatments; several award-winning restaurants and bars serving globally-inspired cuisine; an Olympic-sized swimming pool and elegant sun deck; and a Marine Discovery Centre, where injured turtles are nursed back to health.

Ultra-private Maldivian-style beach and water villas feature steep thatched roofs, coral walls, designer beds and spacious living areas decorated in island-style hues, as well as enormous bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, soaking bathtubs and organic toiletries by Ila. Huge outdoor spaces include private infinity pools, mezzanine-level lofts accessed by a spiral staircase and direct access to the beach or the tranquil waters of the lagoon.

One & Only Reethi Rah

Surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the North Malé Atoll, the One&Only Reethi Rah is one of the Maldives’ most spectacular spa resorts and a favorite with honeymooners and celebrity couples. Boasting 128 private thatched villas sprawled spaciously along white sandy beaches, tucked among the lush tropical greenery, or floating over the gin-clear waters of the lagoon on wooden stilts, the luxury resort has an elegant contemporary style, no less than 12 beaches, and the Maldives’ first ever sun spa.

Home to some of the largest resort villas in the world, the One&Only Reethi Rah features vast, deliciously secluded villas with soaring ceilings, light, airy living and dining spaces, wooden decks with sun loungers, white hammocks idyllically swaying between palm trees, and shady verandas with awe-inspiring views. Floor-to-ceiling doors and windows framed with thatch fringes embrace breathtaking ocean views, and Grand and Water villas are exclusively accessed by over-water walkways and come with their buggies.

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is a palm-fringed paradise encircled by a spectacular house reef and coral garden that offers unparalleled snorkeling and diving experiences. The only resort in the Laamu Atoll and reached by an inter-island plane trip from Malé International Airport and a short boat ride, the island is one of the Maldives’ top resorts for snorkeling and diving, and home to the Maldives’ most famous surfing wave breaks, Yin Yang, where it is common to see schools of dolphins frolicking in the waves.

Six Senses Laamu boasts a combination of beautifully appointed on-land and over-water stylishly sustainable villas constructed of sustainable materials and offering unfettered ocean views. Thatched Crusoe-esque villas have contemporary décor, luxurious living spaces and luxurious extras such as glass sunken bathtubs, treetop decks, and private plunge pools, the resort has the most significant over-water facility in the Maldives with five elegant lounges and restaurants with endless ocean views. Nothing is spared from an ice cream station, a chocolate room, a wine and cheese cellar, an award-winning Asian restaurant, and a unique zero-carb restaurant, which uses local produce grown in the island’s organic gardens.

An array of deluxe amenities and activities can be enjoyed from pampering spa and body treatments, surfing the atolls most famous waves at Yin Yang, exploring the neighboring Hithadhoo Island on island-hopping excursions, or relaxing with a picnic on an uninhabited private palm-fringed island surrounded by shimmering turquoise waters.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Surrounded by the cerulean waters of the South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa exudes a timeless and enchanting appeal for those looking for the ultimate barefoot paradise. Boasting colonial-style buildings connected by timbered walkways, spacious over-water villas, and suites that seamlessly blend into the natural surroundings, and a palm-fringed beach and shimmering lagoon, this luxurious retreat promises an idyllic getaway.

Accessed by a private seaplane flight or a transfer between Velana International Airport and Maamigili Airport and then onto the island, the resort offers exquisitely appointed suites and villas with airy indoor and outdoor living spaces, and deluxe amenities. Guests can also unwind at the exclusive spa and wellness center, a fitness and yoga center, and several restaurants serving a wide variety of delectable Asian and Western-inspired cuisine.

Water-sports abound at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives and guests can enjoy a range of outdoor and recreational fun, including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, banana boat riding, and more. The island has a shipwreck just offshore which makes for excellent diving, along with easy access to some of the most famous dive sites in the world.


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